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Temples & Legends of Andhra pradesh
Index of Andhra Pradesh

Kulapati's Preface

Author - Shri. N . Ramesan On Temples
Srisailam

Ahobalam

Alampur Lepakshi
Tadpatri Mahanandi
Tirupati Kalahasti
Chezerla

Amaravati

Mangalagiri Vijayawada
Akiripalli Draksharama
Kotipalli Annavaram
Simhachalam Arasavalli
Srikurmam Bhadrachalam
Yadagiri Vemulavada
Dharmapuri
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Temples  & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
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ALAMPUR

Alampur is said to be the western gate of Srisailam,which is one of the mostb impor- tant of the 12 Jyotirlinga in India. Bala Brahmeswara is the presiding deity here.

It is stated that Brahma performed a great penance at this place for thousands of years, and pleased Lord Siva who con- ferred the powers of creation on him.

Hence the deity is called Brahmeswara. The goddess is called Yogini or Jogul- amba, which is a synonym for Parvathi. 

There are several other holy places round about the Brahmeswara temple. The following are the most important of these: -

1) Papavinasana Tirtha: This is a spot in Tungabhadra about half a mile up the river from the Brahmeswara temple. There is a temple of Papanaseswara at this place.

The sanctity of this place is so great that popular belief is that those who bathe here once will attain the same virtue, which Can be acquired by bathing in the Ganges for one year. Bathing at this sacred place will purify any kind of sin.

2) Ganika Siddhesswara temple: This is a place in Tungabhadra where the Gandh- arva and Siddhas bathe and worship Lord Siva. It is stated that those who have their sacred bath here will inevitably succeed in all their achievements.

3) Raja Rajeswara Tirtha: This is a spot where Kubera performed penance and pleased Lord Siva.

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